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Jeff Pugh, a pipefitter, uses a new 3D-printed alignment tool to help punch holes in an iron pipe hanger.
Team designs 3D-printed device to reduce time, cost, increase safety
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Oct. 23, 2018
The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s Strategic Framework encourages employees at all levels to embrace innovation in support of the command’s mission to deliver warships back to the fleet on-time, every time.

USS Ohio (SSGN 726) entered drydock April 25, 2017, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, in Bremerton, Washington, and began her Major Maintenance Period. Ohio had recently returned from a 20-month deployment that included exercises involving special operations forces; port visits in Malaysia, South Korea, and Japan; and coordination of the largest Tomahawk missile onload in program history.
PSNS & IMF honored with Defense maintenance award
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Sept. 25, 2018
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility has been selected for the 2018 Robert T. Mason Award for Depot Maintenance Excellence, the Department of Defense announced recently.

Site witness, Jon Cavaiani hands out candy to the Montagnard children of Vietnam. A JPAC team deployed out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for 35 days in an effort to locate the remains of individuals lost during the Vietnam conflict.

(JPAC photo by Mr. Thiep Van Nguyen II)
Teammates honored to recover, bring home POW/MIA service members
By Silvia Klatman, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Sept. 21, 2018
POW/MIA Recognition Day is meaningful to the loved ones of service members whose status remains unknown, but it’s also significant to those who’ve worked for the command responsible for locating missing service members. The command responsible for location is the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA, formerly known as Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command or JPAC).

Steve Mastel, one of the coordinators for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility's science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach program, talks with students about frequency generators during a Navy STEM day at the Puget Sound Navy Museum in Bremerton, Wash. PSNS & IMF's STEM outreach program was recently selected for a 2018 Community Service Award from Navy Region Northwest.
Shipyard STEM outreach earns regional recognition
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Sept. 19, 2018
For the second time in three years, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility program of science, technology, engineering and mathematics outreach to area students has earned an award from the Navy’s regional headquarters.

Salute, the official newsletter for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, is now publicly available online for the first time.
Shipyard newsletter now available online
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Sept. 6, 2018
Salute, the official newsletter for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility, is now publicly available online for the first time.

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility Lean Six Sigma Black Belt instructor Tom Real (far left) and Rear Adm. Stephen Williamson, the Naval Sea Systems Command’s deputy commander for logistics, maintenance and industrial operations (far right) pose for a class photo with local graduates of the Black Belt course following the Aug. 24 ceremony at the Norm Dicks Government Center in Bremerton, Wash.
23 trained for Navy innovations graduate Aug. 24
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Aug. 27, 2018
Innovation is at the core of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s strategy for accomplishing its mission: maintaining, modernizing and retiring the Navy’s fleet. The shipyard and other local Navy commands recently certified a group of employees specially trained to lead the innovative processes intended to make their organizations successful into the future.

Sean Joyner, a sheet metal mechanic in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s Sheet Metal Shop, preps a print-out to create ID tags using the new photo sensitive label plate process.
Shipyard innovation improves label plate process, reduces time and cost
By Silvia Klatman, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Aug. 27, 2018
It’s not every day an idea reduces hazardous waste, cuts down on processing time, saves the command $28,000 a year and produces a higher quality product. Forward-thinking teammates in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s Sheet Metal Shop (Shop 17) came up with just such an idea when looking to improve label plates used on vessels.

Corinne Beach, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s science, technology, engineering and math outreach coordinator, shows students from Pinecrest Elementary School, in Bremerton, Wash., how to use a battery to demonstrate electrical circuitry during a Navy STEM event at the Puget Sound Navy Museum in downtown Bremerton, March 17, 2017.
Command STEM outreach program makes difference locally
By Silvia Klatman, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Aug. 17, 2018
The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility’s science, technology, engineering and math outreach initiatives reached a milestone this year, celebrating ten years of success.

The guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) flies the Energy Security flag during the Great Green Fleet demonstration portion of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise.
Shipyard receives 11th consecutive energy award
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Aug. 16, 2018
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility has been named as a recipient of the 2018 Secretary of the Navy Energy Excellence Award, receiving a gold-level award.

A historic photo of a caisson at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash., in 1918. Two caissons are currently being offered for sale through the Defense Logistics Agency's disposition services.
Historic shipyard caissons on sale in disposal effort
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | Aug. 8, 2018
For sale: Unique 1911 and 1918 watercraft. VERY low mileage. 4.5 million pounds of history in these must-see models. Clean titles, no accidents. Need some TLC. You haul. Best offer.

Shipyard innovators recognized during ceremony
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | July 26, 2018
Six Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility employees whose suggestions improved performance, enhanced safety or saved money at the command were honored for their efforts during an award ceremony at the shipyard July 17.

Bill Longworth, PSNS & IMF employee and decorated Warrior Games athlete. (Courtesy photo)
Camaraderie rewards PSNS & IMF employee at Warrior Games
By Max Maxfield, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | July 23, 2018
Bill Longworth, a Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility environmental health and safety auditor, valued the camaraderie he felt for his fellow competitors as much as he did his success at the Department of Defense’s 2018 Warrior Games, June 1-9, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, near Colorado Springs, Colorado.

PSNS & IMF employee Adrienne Rank (center) visits fellow Warrior Game athletes and cancer survivors Sarah Evan (left) and Laura McClosky.
Shipyard employee finds passion coaching Wounded Warriors
By Silvia Klatman, PSNS & IMF Public Affairs Office | July 23, 2018
Adrienne Rank, a Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility human resources staffing and recruitment specialist, knows first-hand the amount of work that goes into coaching Wounded Warriors and the satisfaction that comes with it. She is an active supporter, coach and volunteer.

PSNS & IMF to conduct oil spill training exercise
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | July 10, 2018
BREMERTON, Wash. -- Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility will practice its ability to protect the Sinclair Inlet environment during an oil spill response training exercise on Thursday, July 12.

Shipyard honors employees for long years of service
By PSNS & IMF Public Affairs | June 26, 2018
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility formally recognized 13 employees for their years working for the government, including one with more than 50 years of combined military and civilian federal service.

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